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intransitive verb

dialectal, chiefly England : hasten, hurry

transitive verb

obsolete : beat, pelt


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plural -s
: a roll of parchment
specifically : one formerly used in the English Exchequer to record receipts and expenditures
appointed … his second brother clerk of the pells G. O. Trevelyan

Word History



Middle English pellen


Middle English pel skin, roll of parchment, from Middle French, from Latin pellis skin

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“Pell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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